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Alum/Faculty Zoom with Carlos Goller, Ph.D. and Claire Gordy, Ph.D., Teaching Professors at NC State University

Tuesday, March 8, 2022
11:00 am to 11:30 am

We are excited to welcome back two Duke alums, Drs. Claire Gordy and Carlos Goller, who are Teaching Professors at NC State University.  In addition to discussing their careers, Claire and Carlos will discuss work/life balance as parents of two young children.

Claire Gordy, PhDClaire Gordy, PhD'11, is Teaching Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at North Carolina State University. Her research interests include yeast genetics, undergraduate research, and inclusive STEM education.She was a SPIRE Postdoctoral Scholar at UNC-Chapel Hill and received her PhD from Duke Immunology.

Carlos Goller, PhDCarlos Goller, PhD, is Associate Teaching Professor of Biological Sciences and teaches in the Biotechnology Program at North Carolina State University. His research interests include molecular microbiology, metagenomics, epidemiology, history of diseases, science education, and open educational practices. He was a Duke postdoc in Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases.

5 Questions:
1. Could you tell us about your background?
2. Could you tell us about your institution, your responsibilities, and how a teaching professor role differs from a traditional tenure-track faculty role?
3. Are there any specific experiences, credentials, or qualifications (eg, online teaching experience) that your department seeks in potential hires?
4. What advice would you offer current postdocs and grad students who will be applying for positions like yours?
5. What is the hiring outlook at your institution? (please note that the answer to this question may be “We don’t know yet.”)
6. Bonus 6th question: Could you tell us how you manage work/life balance as the parents of two young children?

This event is open to Graduate School students, postdocs, and Graduate School alumni within five years of graduation. A link with Zoom meeting details will be sent to confirmed registrants. This event is part of the Academic Job Search Series and the Alum Zooms series and is co-sponsored by The Graduate School and the Office of Postdoctoral Services. Questions? Contact Molly Starback, Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Services, at

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Event Category

  • Professional Development
  • Professional Adaptability
  • Teaching and Mentoring
  • Academic Job Search Series